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Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed May 29, 2013 1:08 pm

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Re: Joe

Postby Slava » Wed May 29, 2013 4:08 pm

Alas, another Quartz link that doesn't download on my computer. :(
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Re: Joe

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed May 29, 2013 8:51 pm

In short, Joe Daniels as secretary of the Navy ordered cutbacks in alcohol. Stewards began ordering more coffee, which sailors strtd calling names like Joe's drink, and later just Joe.
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Re: Joe

Postby Slava » Wed May 29, 2013 9:25 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:In short, Joe Daniels as secretary of the Navy ordered cutbacks in alcohol. Stewards began ordering more coffee, which sailors strtd calling names like Joe's drink, and later just Joe.
Oops, but this one seems to have been debunked a few years ago. The details can be found at Snopes.com.
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